February 7, 2009

Documents To Go For iPhone, Android

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 1:55 pm

Documents To Go, which I’ve promised to try again when I get my Palm Pre, is widening its reach to both the iPhone and Android platforms:

Dataviz Promises MS Office for Android, iPhone at MWC

Dataviz, makers of the popular DocumentsToGo mobile Microsoft Office compatible suite, are promising two bombshells at the Mobile World Congress trade show. According to an email they sent to press, they’ll be demoing DocumentsToGo for both iPhone and Android, as well as RoadSync for Android, an Exchange ActiveSync client that will connect Android phones to Microsoft Exchange servers.

It will be interesting to see what that does when it arrives for the iPhone. Will there be a renewed clamor for a Bluetooth keyboard?

One of the key points raised at the Pre introduction at CES was its keyboard: “You can author on this.”

Yes. But I’d still like to use my Bluetooth keyboard when it’s on the Pre!

I think iPhone and Android owners will share my desire.

With DTG running on the iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and soon the Pre, all smartphones will suddenly have a cross-platform document file format they should easily be able to freely share.

— via a labyrinth of leads; origin source in link



  1. On this topic, I assume you read this story, what’s your take?

    Was that an off the cuff marketing person response (ignorantly assuming it was as simple as there being “accessories for other needs”)? Or a hint a features yet to be announced?

    My money is, sadly, on the former – although I still have hope left in the tank on this issue.

    Comment by Galt — February 7, 2009 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  2. I didn’t see the update until you pointed me to it.

    Oh, I’m sure they’ve had a whole pile of accessories planned all along. But it’d be a severe mistake to force people to buy *their* keyboard. Nokia pulled that with its rotten Internet Tablet and I screamed bloody murder. Palm does not want me screaming bloody murder at them — I’d rather be happy happy joy joy.

    Comment by mikecane — February 7, 2009 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

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